Sunday, October 11, 2009

Green Pendant

In New York City, it's estimated that half the taxi drivers are Muslim. In Bangkok, it's a much lower percentage. How do I know? Just take a look inside Bangkok taxis and you'll usually find images of Buddha and Buddhist monks. It's not often you see an Islamic item inside the cabs, such as the green pendant with golden arabic writing and decorative motifs on it. I asked my driver about it, but it turns out he isn't Muslim. He's Buddhist. So, I questioned him on why this Islamic object is in his cab. He told me simply, "I like the color".